2012 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1272/11 - HRU
Sponsored By:
Delegates Alston, Arora, Bobo, Braveboy, Burns, Carter, Davis, DeBoy, Dumais, Eckardt, Frush, Gaines, Glenn, Guzzone, Harrison, Holmes, Howard, Ivey, James, Kaiser, A. Kelly, McDermott, A. Miller, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Proctor, B. Robinson, Ross, Smigiel, V. Turner, Valentino-Smith, Vaughn, and Wilson
Family Law - Child Support - Age of Majority - Postsecondary Education


Providing that a person who has attained the age of 18 years and is enrolled in an institution of postsecondary education has the right to receive support and maintenance from both of the person's parents until the person dies, marries, is emancipated, graduates from or is no longer enrolled in an institution of postsecondary education, or attains the age of 21 years.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Tiffany T. Alston, District 24
Delegate Sam Arora, District 19
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, District 25
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Michael A. McDermott, District 38B
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith, District 23A
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate C. T. Wilson, District 28

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Age of Majority -see also- Minors
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
Support of Dependents -see also- Alimony
Youth -see also- Minors

Bill affects the following Statute:

Article - 1 Rules of Interpretation
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All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :